Enforced Suspension For Nurses ~ Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend a nurse’s license as part of a disciplinary action against the nurse. Oftentimes, the board will put the nurse on probation for a minimum of two years and “stay” the suspension (meaning that the suspension is not enforced).
An “enforced suspension” by the nursing board, however, is just what it sounds like – the order to suspend the nursing license is enforced.
In most cases, the Texas nursing board resorts to an enforced suspension because the nurse has failed to comply with conditions of the probation. These terms of condition often involve substance abuse (drug or alcohol) requirements – including staying sober, participating in TPAPN (Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses), and reporting to the nursing board on a timely basis.
If your nursing license has been suspended by the board, or you are concerned that it could be suspended, call our law office immediately.
We can potentially help you negotiate your disciplinary settlement with the BON, including the terms of the order that need to be met in order to remove the “enforced” part of the suspension.
If you have questions about enforced suspension of your nursing license, or if you would like to schedule a free legal consultation, please call (512) 584-8299, or e-mail email@example.com.
Please note: Kevin Keaney has more than 30 years experience as an attorney. Before practicing law, he earned his BSN from UT Austin, and worked as a nurse for four years. He helps nurses in Texas with all types of disciplinary sanctions, including: warnings, reprimands, remedial education, license limits, license suspension and probation, voluntary surrender, license revocation, license reinstatement, and denial of licensure.